Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. Rolling Stone described the Scorpions as "the heroes of heavy metal", and MTV called them "Ambassadors of Rock". Scorpions have sold over 100 million records. Many of their songs were covered by famous musicians. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” on its own was covered over 150 times. At the concert in Gdańsk their opening act will be the up-and-coming Polish group Lion Shepherd.